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Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.

1888 - 1969

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Joseph Patrick Kennedy (September 6, 1888 – November 18, 1969) was an American businessman, investor, philanthropist, and politician. He is known for his own political prominence as well as that of his children and was the patriarch of the Irish-American Kennedy family, which included President John F. Kennedy, U.S. Attorney General and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and longtime Senator Ted Kennedy. Kennedy was born into a political family in East Boston, Massachusetts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. has received more than 8,289,909 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. is the 2,585th most popular politician (down from 2,517th in 2019), the 833rd most popular biography from United States (down from 831st in 2019) and the 76th most popular American Politician.

Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. was a businessman, investor, and politician who served as the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1938 to 1940. He was the father of President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and longtime Senator Ted Kennedy.

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Among politicians, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. ranks 2,585 out of 15,577Before him are Emperor Go-Kōmyō, Kaloyan of Bulgaria, Nguyễn Phú Trọng, Emperor Kōshō, Koca Sinan Pasha, and Tiberius Claudius Nero. After him are Christina of Lorraine, Alexander Ypsilantis, Prince Napoléon Bonaparte, Nynetjer, Huneric, and Jules Ferry.

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Among people born in 1888, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. ranks 36Before him are Frits Zernike, Inge Lehmann, Andrei Tupolev, Maurice Chevalier, Anton Makarenko, and Josef Albers. After him are Carin Göring, Ossip Zadkine, Richard E. Byrd, Ernst Kretschmer, Georges Bernanos, and Oskar Schlemmer. Among people deceased in 1969, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. ranks 27Before him are C. F. Powell, Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Levi Eshkol, Dominique Pire, Arthur Friedenreich, and Witold Gombrowicz. After him are Sonja Henie, Josef von Sternberg, Moïse Tshombe, Itzhak Stern, B. Traven, and Joseph Kasa-Vubu.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. ranks 833 out of 18,182Before him are Oliver E. Williamson (1932), Melanie Griffith (1957), Estée Lauder (1906), William Howard Stein (1911), Margaret Brown (1867), and Ed O'Neill (1946). After him are Raymond Carver (1938), James Cromwell (1940), James Earl Jones (1931), Robert Hofstadter (1915), Ike Turner (1931), and Joe DiMaggio (1914).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. ranks 76Before him are Michael Bloomberg (1942), Bill de Blasio (1961), Kamehameha I (1758), Eliot Ness (1903), Kamala Harris (1964), and Nancy Pelosi (1940). After him are Gina Haspel (1956), John Sherman (1823), Barbara Bush (1925), Frank B. Kellogg (1856), Rudy Giuliani (1944), and Harvey Milk (1930).